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The Strange Link Between Blue Eyes and Alcohol Addiction Risk - Health News and Views -

The Strange Link Between Blue Eyes and Alcohol Addiction Risk The study, published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics: Neuropsychiatric Genetics (Part B) found that people with light-colored eyes, including blue, green, grey, and brown in the center but lighter around the edges showed a higher frequency of alcohol dependency compared to those with darker eyes. Blue eyes showed the strongest association with alcohol dependency.Researchers compared the genetic sequences that determine eye color to those linked to alcoholism, and...

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25 Celebrities You Didn t Know Were Alcohol Addicts - Celebrity Gossip

Alcoholism is a serious problem for many Americans today, and even celebrities are not exempt from such addictions. In fact, as we well know, some celebrities are more prone than average to alcohol addiction and drug abuse, because they can well afford to feed their addictions.Here are twelve celebrities you may not have known were alcohol addicts.1. Stephen KingWorld famous, horror writing phenomenon, and the visionary behind such scare-you-to-pieces flicks as...

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Why Do Some People Become Alcoholics but Not Others? Blame the Brain

A newly explored part of the brain controls our ability to avoid negative alcohol experiences.Most of the research done on alcohol addiction so far has focused on the rewarding effects of alcohol. It offers euphoria, boosts mood if someone is feeling depressed, and soothes fear if someone is feeling anxious. But new research has found another important component of developing a substance-abuse problem: the inability to learn from the consequences of drinking too much.The study, published in PLOS One, examined a region of the brain called the lateral habenula. Previous research had found that the lateral habenula is associated with making decisions and learning about punishments.“Neurons in...

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The Wet House: Homeless People with Alcoholism Drink Less When Booze Is Allowed,

(Updated) It sounds like common sense: if you provide free food and shelter for homeless alcoholics and allow them their booze, they’ll probably drink themselves to death. But conventional wisdom isn’t always correct. Now a new study confirms earlier research on so-called “wet houses,” showing that residents who are allowed to drink actually drink less.The homeless residents in the study cut the number of drinks they consumed daily by 40% over the course of two years in a home that did not require abstinence. Moreover, for every three months of their stay, participants consumed 8% fewer drinks on average on their heaviest drinking days. The occurrence of delirium tremens, or DTs —...

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Alcoholism: What People Don t Get Rory Gilbert LCSW CADC, Counseling and Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples

Alcoholism wreaks more havoc on individuals and families than any other problem that I see in my practice. Insidious and baffling are words that are often used to describe it, and these words could not be more apropos. Sometimes the effects of alcoholism and drug addiction are obvious, as in the case of the wino who has given up on any pretense of self-respect. Other times the effects of alcoholism are far less obvious, as in the case of the pillar of the community whose shame is a private affair known only (but denied) to the alcoholic and his or her family. Despite the adverse effects that alcoholism has on people...

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Blue-Eyed Individuals Are More Likely To Be Alcoholics: Coincidence Or Evidence Of An Alcoholic Gene?

A new study suggests that individuals with light eyes are at a higher risk for alcohol dependency than those with darker eyes, adding further evidence to the idea that alcoholism has a genetic component.For the study, which is now published in the July issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, Arvis Sulovari and Dawei Li, both from the University of Vermont, analyzed data on 1,263 white Americans with alcohol dependency problems. According to the press release, from this data the team found that alcohol dependency increased as eye color lightened and individuals with blue eyes had the strongest incidence of alcohol dependency. It’s not entirely clear as...

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Statistics on Alcoholics

Statistics on AlcoholicsThe following statistics on alcoholics might surprise you. Some of them surprised us.It is an alcoholism fact that:Alcohol is the number one drug problem in America.There are more than 12 million alcoholics in the U.S.Three-fourths of all adults drink alcohol, and 6% of them are alcoholics.Americans spend $197 million each day on alcohol.In the United States, a person is killed in an alcohol-related car accident every 30 minutes.A 2000 study found nearly 7 million persons age 12 to 20 were binge drinkers.Three-fourths of all high school seniors report being drunk at least once.Adolescents who begin drinking before the age of 15 are four times more likely to become...

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Eye Color Linked to Alcoholism Risk

Eye Color Linked to Alcoholism RiskCredit: Robert Brown Stock/Shutterstock.comPeople with light-colored eyes may have a higher risk of alcoholism than people with dark-brown eyes, new research suggests.In the study, researchers looked at 1,263 Americans of European ancestry, including 992 people who were diagnosed with alcohol dependence and 271 people who were not diagnosed with alcohol dependence. They found that the rate of alcohol dependence was 54 percent higher among people with light-colored eyes...

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Predisposition to Alcoholism: Why Some Become Drunks ...and Others Don't

Why can some people drink heavily and never become alcoholics when other people get addicted so quickly?Contributing Factors to the Development of AlcoholismWhy some people can use and even abuse alcohol without ever developing alcoholism, and why some people seem unusually susceptible to alcoholism, remains a poorly understood phenomenon.GeneticsThere is a genetic component to alcoholism, and people who grow up in alcoholic homes are far more likely to become alcoholics themselves. Children born to alcoholic parents, but raised in homes without alcohol abuse or addiction are also predisposed to alcoholism, so we do know that genetics plays an important role. But all people genetically...

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Preventing alcohol abuse and alcoholism, Alcohol,

Preventing alcohol abuse and alcoholismLaws to prevent alcohol abuse and alcoholismThere are several laws governing alcohol and alcohol consumption. The Licensing and Catering Act sets rules about where alcohol may be sold, and prohibits the sale of alcohol to anyone under the age of 18.Local authorities check compliance with the Licensing and Catering Act.Besides the Licensing and Catering Act, there are other rules and regulations on alcohol use too:The Criminal Code says that it is a criminal offence to be drunk in public and to disturb the public order while intoxicated.The Criminal Code also says that it is a criminal offence to serve alcohol to someone who is obviously drunk.The Road...

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